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The Raiders’ disappointing 2022 campaign, when they finished with a 6-11 record for their worst mark since 2018, doesn’t appear have to adversely affected their schedule for the upcoming season.
Las Vegas will play in six standalone games in the 2023-2024 season, the NFL announced Thursday evening as part of its schedule release for all 32 teams. That’s the most the Raiders have been featured in a national-broadcast spot since moving to Las Vegas in 2020, and an increase of two more games than initially slotted a year ago.
The NFL’s new television contracts allow for more aggressive flexing of games out of time slots, so their primetime assignments are subject to change, but for now, the Raiders look like they’ll be frequently in the public eye.
That starts Sept. 24 when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football to cap a full day of Week 3 action. Pittsburgh is the first of five teams on the schedule this year traveling to play in Allegiant Stadium for the first time.
The Raiders played at Pittsburgh in each of the last two seasons, going 1-1 including a 13-10 loss last Christmas Eve that brought an end to quarterback Derek Carr’s nine-year tenure as quarterback. New quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was featured in a social-media video the Raiders used to announce their upcoming schedule, along with wide receiver Davante Adams and edge rusher Maxx Crosby.
Adams figures to be the focus of two of the primetime games, first when the Raiders take on his former team the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football in Week 5. Then, five weeks later, Adams will face his former quarterback Aaron Rodgers when he comes to town with his new team, the New York Jets, on Sunday Night Football.
Las Vegas is also set to host Thursday Night Football on Dec. 14 in Week 15 when it hosts the Los Angeles Chargers. The other two nationally televised games are on the road, at Detroit on Monday Night Football in Week 8 and a Christmas Day contest at Kansas City for Week 16.
Las Vegas will be away from home for an extended time to start the regular season, as three of its first four games are on the road. The Raiders open at the Broncos on Sept. 10 before heading to Buffalo to face the Bills in Week 2.
After the brief drop in for the game against the Steelers during Week 3, they then head to SoFi Stadium to take on the Chargers for Week 4.
Find the Raiders’ full 2023-2024 schedule below and stay tuned for more coverage later.
Week 1 — at Denver Broncos, 1:25 p.m., Sunday Sept. 10
Week 2 — at Buffalo Bills, 10 a.m., Sunday Sept. 17
Week 3 — vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football, 5:20 p.m., Sunday Sept. 24
Week 4 — at Los Angeles Chargers, 1:05 p.m., Sunday Oct. 1
Week 5 — vs. Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, 5:15 p.m., Monday Oct. 9
Week 6 — vs. New England Patriots, 1:05 p.m., Sunday Oct. 15
Week 7 — at Chicago Bears, 10 a.m., Sunday Oct. 22
Week 8 — at Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football, 5:15 p.m., Monday Oct. 30
Week 9 — vs. New York Giants, 1:25 p.m., Sunday Nov. 5
Week 10 — vs. New York Jets on Sunday Night Football, 5:20 p.m., Sunday Nov. 12
Week 11 — at Miami Dolphins, 10 a.m., Sunday Nov. 19
Week 12 — vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1:25 p.m., Sunday Nov. 26
Week 13 — BYE
Week 14 — vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1:05 p.m., Sunday Dec. 10
Week 15 — vs. Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football, 5:15 p.m., Thursday Dec. 14
Week 16 — at Kansas City Chiefs, 10 a.m., Monday Dec. 25
Week 17 — at Indianapolis Colts, 10 a.m., Sunday Dec. 31
Week 18 — vs. Denver Broncos, time and date TBD